Relaxing place to enjoy a good book with a beautiful view
Cosy lounge
Relax  and unwind by the waters edge
Open planned lounge and bedroom
King-size bedroom
View of the estuary
King-size bedroom
Bathroom and stairs upto the bedroom
Sit back and enjoy a glass of wine
Beautiful view from the property
1 / 12  Relaxing place to enjoy a good book with a beautiful view
2 / 12  Cosy lounge
3 / 12  Relax and unwind by the waters edge
4 / 12  Open planned lounge and bedroom
5 / 12  King-size bedroom
6 / 12  View of the estuary
7 / 12  King-size bedroom
8 / 12  Kitchen
9 / 12  Bathroom and stairs upto the bedroom
10 / 12  Bathroom
11 / 12  Sit back and enjoy a glass of wine
12 / 12  Beautiful view from the property

Rock Bottom

Polruan, Cornwall
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Positioned right on the water
  • Stunning views direct from the property
  • Direct access to the beach at very low tide
  • With easy access to Fowey with the passenger Ferry
  • Four mile walk to neighbouring Bodinnick over the hills
  • Within walking distance of village amenities
Property code: PC050

A quintessential romantic bolt hole, positioned right down on the water’s edge via traditional slate steps, all 67 of them. Perfect for two people to share and take in the beautiful setting.

This property has direct access to the beach at low tide via its own private steps. Polruan is an ancient fishing village famous for its boat building heritage. Perfectly positioned on the Fowey river estuary, which is a thriving centre for fishing, seafaring, shipbuilding and agriculture. There are two village pubs and a passenger ferry that will take you across to Fowey. Further afield there are plenty of places to visit and things to do, why not visit the tall ships at Charlestown, take the brewery tour in St Austell or visit the Eden project and/or the Lost Gardens of Heligan. Also for those interested in stately homes why not visit Lanhydrock in Bodmin.

Enter in the porch, the ideal place to leave your coats and muddy boots. Three steps down from this leads you to the kitchen area. Which is equipped with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with small freezer compartment and washing machine. Completing the ground floor is a shower room with WC, heading up the stairs to the second floor is the bedroom/lounge area. The bedroom has a king-size bed, DAB radio and stunning views over the river. Up a couple of steps is the lounge are with two chairs and a TV/DVD. By  far this room’s main feature is the views from all areas. Please note there is a curtain that can separate the lounge area and the bedroom area.

Heading outside there is a small shared terrace area overlooking the river with table and chairs, allowing you to take breakfast, a glass of wine or a romantic dinner taking in the river view with just the lapping of the tide to lull you into instant relaxation mode. Please take care on the steps when wet, as they can become slippery. Parking is available in a nearby pay and display car park.

Please note there is a refundable £100 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 1 Bedroom – king-size 
  • 1 shower room 
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge and washing machine 
  • Electric and night storage heaters included 
  • Bed linen and towels included 
  • Pay and display parking nearby
  • Regret no pets
  • On the beach, shop and pub within walking distance
  • TV and DVD
  • Please note the property is accessed via a number of steps, there are 67 steps in total.
  • Polruan is a quaint little village situated on a very steep hill, so access to some parts of the village can be challenging.
  • Many of the amenities, ferries and cottages in Polruan are accessed via steps some of which can be steep. Please contact us if you have specific requirements.
  • There are many small winding streets that are not suitable for cars.

This property is personally managed by Louise.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 11 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Duncan 16th November 2019

Ideally suited and perfect for a romantic getaway. Great view across the estuary towards Fowey and close to the village pubs and shops.

Reviewed by Paul 26th October 2019

Excellent and quirky property. Brilliant views ( from bed ) across the estuary

Reviewed by Teresa 28th September 2019

Brilliant location, stunning views, lovely little cottage.

Reviewed by Jayne 14th September 2019

The location of Rock Bottom is fabulous and the views across the harbour are stunning. Lovely cosy cottage where we had a very relaxing holiday.

Reviewed by Pamela 31st August 2019

This cottage is in a location and perfect for two . The access is not for the faint hearted the 67 steps are a challenge but worth it once there ..

Reviewed by Marion 6th July 2019

The view form this property is fantastic we made the most of sitting out watching the boats go by and looking over to Fowey. It felt like we had our own aquarium looking down into the harbour to the sea wildlife (beautiful).

Reviewed by Denise 1st June 2019

Fantastic location, provided you dont mind the very steep steps down to Rockbottom. Inside, the property is comfortable and more than adequate for our four-night stay, though Id rate it more 3 star than 4. The decor/bathroom could do with a refresh. Nonetheless, we had a very lovely time staying here, the village is quiet but extremely friendly.

Reviewed by Denise 25th May 2019

The cottage was idyllic and perfect for a get away. Beautiful scenery and in a lovely village with friendly locals and all the amenities you need. We would definitely return to the cottage and to Polruan.

Reviewed by Michael 4th May 2019

The area is beautiful and getting the ferries over to fowey was wicked. Make sure you can walk steps as there is alot to get to the cottage so please consider that. Bring cash with you as there's only 1 cash machine in fowey. Driving can be very tricky as the lanes are very tight!! Spent a week there weather was perfect and so we're the people. BeaRead moreutiful part of the country. Hide

Reviewed by Janet 23rd February 2019

You need to be fit to access this cottage, and the village, which is very steep. However, it is well worth the view from all the windows - especially the bedroom, lounge and the small garden.

Reviewed by Helen 16th February 2019

Rock Bottom was the perfect retreat spot by the sea. I loved sitting in the little reading nook and looking directly out into the harbour. The beautiful coastal walks were easily accessible and it was easy to take the ferry across to Fowey. It was a perfect spot for some calm reflection and restorative quiet time. Breakfast on the terrace was a treRead moreat, and I loved being able to ramble directly onto the beach when the tide was low. Hide

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

The ancient fishing village of Polruan lies just across the river from the delightful civil parish of Fowey, a bustling picturesque town packed with quirky coastal shops, art galleries and restaurants. Surrounded by some of the region’s most enchanting countryside, this pair of Cornish cousins have a truly magical feel about them. Polruan, with its steep hill and charming cottages looking down over the pretty harbour, and Fowey with its timeless maritime charm, are linked together by the Fowey Estuary, a haven of colourful sailing and fishing boats dotted about on the water.

A short drive away are the nearby harbours of East and West Looe with their quayside restaurants, sandy beaches and wildlife boat trips. The village of Polperro, with its fascinating smuggling history and horse pulled tram is a must-see and Charlestown, with its huge square sail ships is famously known as the key filming location for the hit TV series, Poldark. Children will love winding their way through the scenic coastal landscape with the Bodmin and Wenford Railway and for those brave enough, there is ample opportunity to hunt down the mysterious beast of Bodmin Moor.

The beautiful capital town of Truro with its magnificent cathedral and wide boulevards is just over an hour away by car and the newly redeveloped St Austell, home to the Eden Project and Lost Gardens of Heligan can be reached within forty-five minutes. Surrounded by gorgeous countryside and nature reserves, lakes and rivers, the area boasts some of the best sailing and watersports in the UK. If you are looking for somewhere remote and unspoilt, but with lots to keep you busy, Polruan is the perfect choice.

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